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ND leader addresses dinner hosted by Chambers of Commerce

Δημοσίευση 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:00 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
ND leader addresses dinner hosted  by Chambers of Commerce
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Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras on Monday addressed a dinner hosted at a hotel in Thessaloniki by five bilateral Chambers of Commerce (Hellenic-American, Hellenic-German, Hellenic-British, Hellenic-French and Hellenic-Italian), stressing that he will offer consensus for recovery if it is requested of him, but he will not provide consensus for measures leading to further decline.

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras on Monday addressed a dinner hosted at a hotel in Thessaloniki by five bilateral Chambers of Commerce (Hellenic-American, Hellenic-German, Hellenic-British, Hellenic-French and Hellenic-Italian), stressing that he will offer consensus for recovery if it is requested of him, but he will not provide consensus for measures leading to further decline.

"If consensus is requested of me for recovery, I will offer it. I speak of recovery that will be felt in the market immediately, not of half measures. Recovery. Nothing less," Samaras said.

"There is a way for us to exit from the vicious circles, there is hope, but with a different policy: With immediate recovery, not with decline. With longterm and viable growth, not with subsidence. Whoever wants to discuss with us how we shall achieve the immediate recovery, we are here and we shall help more than even the most optimistic hopes. But if they want us to agree to measures that lead to further decline, no. We shall not give such consensus to the deadlocks and suffocation. Let them seek consensus for suffocation elsewhere, not from us," the ND leader added.

He also noted that the "alliance of the willing" is becoming all the more smaller, all the less an "alliance" from less and less "willing."

Samaras further said that "even those who initially supported the memorandum, without knowing very much what they were voting for at the time, are now beginning to awaken. Both within and outside the government..."

Before his address, Samaras held a meeting with representatives of Thessaloniki's production classes, listening to their problems and accepting proposals regarding their demands.